Iran has begun to start-up “advanced centrifuges” for uranium enrichment at a plant in Natanz, in the center of the country. The International Atomic Energy Agency reports this today.
In a report released last week, the IAEA reported that modern uranium centrifuges were being installed in the underground section of a Natanz plant, home to Iran’s largest uranium enrichment complex.
At the time of publication of that report, the centrifuges had not yet started, said Rafael Grossi, the director general of the IAEA. “That is the case now,” it sounds.
According to the 2015 nuclear accord, Iran is not allowed to use those modern centrifuges. But the country had already announced in January that it would no longer adhere to various agreements from the international agreement. The reason for this is Tehran cites the earlier US withdrawal from the deal.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran already has 12 times more enriched uranium than the deal allows.